Emergency Home Repair
The Emergency Home Repair Program will provide home repair assistance to a homeowner for repairs that are necessary to make the house safe for living, or to improve its energy efficiency. The program will cover upgrades such as bringing the electrical wiring up to code, repairing or replacing the septic system, or energy saving upgrades like adding insulation or storm windows. The home repair grants will not cover cosmetic or unnecessary work such as painting, landscaping or room additions. More specifically, priority will be given to emergency conditions that have been determined to present an imminent danger to the health and safety of the occupants of residential property. Funds will be used to remedy emergencies such as:
- Lack of running water or heating /cooling
- Exposed / hazardous electrical wiring
- Defective Sewage system
- Defective or failing structural systems such as roofs or ceiling.
Other qualifying repairs to correct substandard, unsanitary or deteriorated conditions will include:
- Heating and air-conditioning system installation
- Handicap accessibility
- Electrical wiring
- Ceiling and wall repair.
Homeowner eligibility: The applicant must be the owner of the property, must live in the home as a primary permanent residence and be able to provide proof of home ownership, active home insurance and must also be current on property taxes or provide proof of payment plan.
- The property must have been owner-occupied for at least one year.
- The household income must be at or below 200% of FPG (see chart below) to be eligible for services under this program. The total household income based on the number of people living in the home. Income and assets will be verified before a home repair contract can be issued.
- The participant will be required and be willing to attend counseling from our housing program.
- The house must be single-family dwelling located in Darke, Greene, Montgomery, or Preble County.
200% Federal Poverty Guideline